Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What's NOW


Singer Duffy
The 24 year old's retro-soul album Rockferry and the hit song "Mercy" have topped many personal playlist charts this summer. Here's an interview that InStyle Magazine hosted with this "boyish style, pixie look" singer.

Fashion Obsessions: Striped nautical shirts-and shoes from Christian Loboutin, Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana.

Recent Splurges: A peach-colored linen Chloe jacket and a big flat Screen TV.

Fave Jeans: I like high-waist pairs from Nudie and Diesel and D& G makes great long skinny ones.

Style Credo: I have to trust my instinct when I buy clothes, if in doubt, I say no.

Paulette Macaroons

Paris has Laduree and now L.A. has Paulette's. The Beverly hills pastry shop offers haute cookies in flavors like Sicilian Pistachio and Caribbean Chocolate. It's been reported that Teri Hatcher and Tori Spelling can't get enough of them. ( 35 $/24)


YSL'S Brand New Bag

The new "Trompe L'oeil" carryall from Yves Saint Laurent is fun and versatile. This new bag is free of heavy hardware, which is now emblazoned on satin totes that also come in a variety of bright colors. Get yours today and have a stylish tote to carry all your back-to-school essentials in! ($395,

-What's NOW-

Diane von Furstenberg has come out with a new line of luggage just in time for your "end of summer" travels, of if you feel like taking a few extra weeks of September. Check out the new leather and calf hair set for $1500 at


KIRNA ZABETE. The addictive New York City boutique that many of us couldn't reach, unless on an expedition to NYC, has finally gone online. YAY to whoever's idea that was!


Club Monaco launched the Fleur de Lys capsule collection, a line of affordable accessories (statement jewellery, gloves and bags) all decorated with the iconic French Symbol. Big, bold necklaces sell for as little or as much as $149. for stores.

Here are the hottest new jean brands, that even celebrities from coast to coast are raving about!


Prices range in the $200 category but these jeans are known for their lightweight fabric that holds its stretch, and for jeans that fit and flatter.

Designer: Ali Fatourechi

Location: Los Angeles

Inspirations: James Dean, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson

The Fans: Jessica Biel, Cameron Diez, Fergie, Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson,,

Prices range in the $200 category and these jeans are known for expertly contouring your body.

Designer: Michelle Siwy

Location: New York

Inspirations: Anita Pallenberg, Talitha Getty

The Fans: Rachel Bilson, Selma Blair, Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie


Prices range in the $200-$300 category but these jeans are known for their cutting-edge sensibility.

Designers: Lucy Pinter, and Flora Evans

Location: London

Inspirations: Brooke Shields, Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood

The Fans: Drew Barrymore, Gisele Bundchen, Scarlett Johansson, Madonna.

Prices range in the $300 category and are known for the attention to detial and purity of line.

Designer: Johny Johansson

Location: Stockholm

Inspiration: Swedish women

The Fans: Amy Adams, Kate Bosworth, Penelope Cruz and Blake Livel


Gwen Stefani has launched a new project- a collection of fruity and floral fragrances called Harajuku Lovers in bottles inspired by her posse of Japanese dancers. $45 each/30 ml at


Tina of Eau de Couture

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